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PPG Launches Global Matte Clearcoat System

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Jan. 21, 2013—PPG Automotive Refinish recently expanded its Global Refinish System line with the addition of two new reduced-gloss clearcoats—D8115 Matte and D8117 Semi-Gloss.

PPG said the new clearcoats comprise its new PPG Global Matte Clearcoat System, and are formulated to allow for a wide range of low gloss finish levels. The D8115 Matte and the D8117 Semi-Gloss provide uniform, low-gloss finishes, and can be used alone or in combination with other PPG products to match OEM gloss levels.

The new clearcoats can also be used over rigid plastics without the need for additional flex additives, according to PPG.

“We have been providing the industry with a variety of matte clearcoats for quite some time,” said Jennifer Boros, brand manager of premium solvent-borne brands for PPG. “And for the past few years, matte finishes have been increasing in popularity among refinishers and OEMs. We are addressing that increased demand with these two premium-quality PPG products that will give the industry plenty of flexibility to create the exact matte finish desired.”

PPG said its two new clearcoats have been approved for refinish use by several auto manufacturers, including Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler. For more information, visit

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